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Bumgarner Impressive Against Cubs

Madison Bumgarner snapped his personal three-game losing streak Friday night against the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park. Bumgarner went eight innings and struck out 11 in a 4-3 win. He didn't walk anyone and he gave up eight hits. It was Bumgarner's (6-4) first win since May 5, when he defeated Milwaukee. And the 11 strikeouts were a season high,

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UDPATED: Pifer To Walk-On At Wallace State

Former Watauga High senior Jake Pifer, who graduated on May 26, has been invited to walk on by head coach John Meeks at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL. Wallace State is a Division I junior college and a member of the Alabama Community College Conference. Pifer, a three-year varisty player, two-year starter and three-time all-

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Boys, Girls Lacrosse Camps At LMC

The Bobcat Basketball Camp will be held on June 18-22 for campers ages 7-17.  This camp will provide instruction and activities for all skill levels.  The cost of this camp is $125.....The Bobcat Boys Lacrosse Camp for beginning and intermediate Lacrosse campers will be held June 11-14.  This camp is open to all middle and high school age boys. This camp will be

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ASU Volleyball Lands UMBC Transfer

Appalachian State University volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro announced the addition of UMBC transfer Dalton Tolliver to his squad for the upcoming 2012 season on Sunday. Tolliver, who was named as the America East Rookie of the Year last season, appeared in 28 matches for the Retrievers and made 15 starts to help lead UMBC to an appearance in the

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Charleston Wins in Regional Play; Bulldogs Fall

College of Charleston starting pitcher Matt Pegler pitched his first career complete game and did not allow a hit until the sixth inning as the Cougars defeated Bethune-Cookman, 8-2, in an NCAA Gainesville Regional elimination game. Pegler (10-2) won his 10th game of the season as he allowed two hits and two runs while striking out a career-best nine Wildcats in his

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Junior Legion Still Winless

The Watauga Junior American Legion team is still winless after four outings this season. The Junior Legion team played to a scoreless six-inning tie against Maiden in game one of a double header Saturday before dropping a 2-1 decision in game two. Watauga (0-3-1) only made two hits in the opener---singles by Colby Illich and Clay Mizner. Matt Lambert got the

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Hickory Wins In Walk-Off Fashion

Drew Robinson belted a game-winning run-scoring double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Hickory Crawdads to a 6-5 win against the West Virginia Power at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday night. With Robinson's second game-winning hit in the last eight days, the 'Dads have now won six in a row. The Crawdads (29-25) raced out to an early 4-0 lead against

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UPDATED: Appalachian Tops Oklahoma, 5-4, in Regional

Ryan Arrowood (Rutherfordton, N.C./R-S Central) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, the bottom three hitters in Appalachian State University’s batting order combined to go 7-for-10 and the Mountaineers’ bullpen didn’t let a 5-1 Full Story


Senior Ryan Arrowood was in complete control Saturday night as the Appalachian State University baseball team upended Oklahoma 5-4 in the opening-round of the Charlottesville Regional in Charlottesville, Va. The Mountaineers (40-16) will play Virginia in a second-round game Sunday at a time to be announced. Arrowood had a no-htter for 6 1/3 innings before it

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Ivy Hartzell had a pair of hits and drove in two runs to help lift Pikeville Charles B. Aycock to a 4-3 decision over Newton Fred T. Foard the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A softball championship series. The victory earned Aycock a split in the best of three series. The third and final game in the series will be Sunday afternoon at

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'Dads Power Past West Virginia, 9-6

The Hickory Crawdads hit four home runs and won their fifth in a row as they belted West Virginia 9-6 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Chris Grayson put the Crawdads (28-25) on the board with a solo home run. And the Crawdads tied things up with a two more runs in the bottom of the second. A two-out single by

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Jimmy Boyd of Middle Creek fired a one-hit shutout on Friday night as the Mustangs blanked Cornelius W.A Hough 2-0 in the opening game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A baseball championship series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The game was completed in just 91 minutes as Boyd raised his record to 7-1 on the mound, striking

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The games scheduled for Friday, June 1, the first games in the best of three series in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball championships, have been postponed. A storm and heavy rain hit the Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Friday afternoon. Game one in each of the four series is now scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m, with the

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The Appalachian State University baseball team's NCAA Regional opener in Charlottevilles, Va., against Oklahoma has been postponed due to heavy rains. The regional will resume on Saturday. The Mountaineers will play the second game of Saturday's double-header beginning at 6 p.m. Coverage begins at 5:40 p.m. on AM 1450, WATA. Ryan Arrowood gets

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Squires Joins Fellow Bobcats In PDL Summer Action

Lees-McRae College men's soccer coach Lee Squires, along with several current and former members of the Bobcat men's soccer program, are spending the summer months in the best way they know: on the pitch in United Soccer Leagues' Premier Development League. Squires is embracing an opportunity that few former players receive, getting a chance

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Griewisch Earns Academic All-District Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne's Kate Griewisch has been named to the 2012 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District III Women's Track and Field & Cross Country Team for NCAA Division II. CoSIDA is the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Griewisch recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne with a bachelor's degree in biology and a 3.85 grade point average.

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Samford Blanks Mississippi State, Cougars Fall

Charles Basford pitched 8.0 shutout innings and the Samford offense hit four home runs to lift the third-seeded Bulldog baseball team to a 5-0 win over second-seeded Mississippi State in the first round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Friday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium.
"It obviously was a great outing by Charles (Basford)," Samford head coach Casey Dunn. "I thought the biggest thing

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SoCon Concludes Spring Meetings

The Southern Conference completed its annual Spring Meetings on Friday (June 1).  The four-day meetings were attended by each of the member institutions' President or Chancellor, Athletics Director, Senior Woman Administrator and Faculty Athletics Representative. The league's football and men's and women's basketball coaches also held

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Watauga Junior Legion Postponed

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team had its scheduled game with Alexander County postponed tonight at Pioneer Field. No make up date has been announced. Watauga (0-2) will play at Maiden Saturday afternoon at

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